Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society
POPS marks World Osteoporosis Day 2005 with athletic activities involving people with disabilities
This poster, as well as a brochure on exercise, was
distributed to mark World Osteoporosis Day 2005
World Osteoporosis Day 2005 was marked in Palestine by a full day of activity centered on the theme "Move it or Lose it!". Together with the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) and the Bethlehem Sports Club of the Disabled (BSCD), leaders from the Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (POPS) led a ceremony and a presentation about sports and its importance for all people of all ages, with a special emphasis on children with special needs. After the presentation, 55 children with various types of disability participated in different kinds of sports activities demonstrating the ability of children with disabilities to take part in activities similar to their peers. There were also table tennis competitions held during the day for both disabled and non-disabled young people.
After the athletic activities were concluded, all the participants were invited to a dinner and a lecture about the importance of exercise in the prevention of Osteoporosis given by the president of POPS. After the lecture, a basketball game was held at Bethlehem Stadium between the wheelchair bound champions of Palestine and the first league champions of Palestine, with the wheelchair bound team achieving victory.
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